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  1. Hi there, A veteran sim pilot here, who moved completely to Linux (Pop!_OS) a couple of years ago. Back to refresh my PPL skills after a... short brake. Back in the day (FSX/P3D era), I've been addicted to experimenting with various registry settings, fsx.cfg tricks, tools like NVidia Inspector, complete setup-n-run guides like this giant one from NickN etc. to improve the simulator performance. Since I've been unable to get my hands on the Asobo masterpiece for technical reasons, I think I've missed a lot of development in the field. With new advancements in Linux gaming, I think I can now return to my passion again. So, fellow captains: 0- Do I generally need to go under the hood with FS2020 (remember himemfix=1 in fsx.cfg?), or the Asobo team was kind enough to relieve us the pain of the past FSX experience? 1- Can you please advise where I can read/watch some useful information with hassle-free installation and settings tips for a starter pilot? Some follow-up questions for Linux users (hey, a fellow Linus disciple here): 2- Is it possible to install 3rd-party addons (made obviously for Windows) like for weather generation on top of the FS2020 version bought from Steam? What about payware aircraft? Not interested in scenery that much thanks to flightsim.to. 3- Is there any functional/technical difference between Standard and Deluxe/Premium versions apart from aircraft and hand-crafted scenery? Also, I heard somewhere that say PMDG aircraft could be installed on Premium version only; but that might be false. Thank you!
  2. I know, it's quite an old topic. Yet I'm also interested to know the answer to the same question since I've switched to the Linux-based Pop_OS! desktop distro a few months ago. Like it as I've never liked Windows. Anyway, after some searchm that'w what I found: ArchLinux test on Youtube Discussion on Reddit Hope it helps!
  3. For those who enjoy flying in Scandinavia, I've added three more topo maps covering the following neighbouring states: Norway Sweden Finland Download and see the included readme for details. Enjoy!
  4. Hi there, This is mine. LNM default layout is fine but I've slightly changed it by increasing the size of some windows and reducing the size of some tabs and removed the simulator aircraft window because I rarely use LNM as a moving map. Hope it helps!
  5. Thank you guys! I'm really glad that you enjoy the maps, didn't expect it, as I've been using OSM and SkyVector for years and have gotten used to working with both simultaneously. 🙂 Actually all the real (hard) work has already been done by respective providers of the maps. All I did was to figure out how to adapt them for Marble and eventually Alex's little gem and our 🖤 toy, Little NavMap. Thank YOU, Alex! 👍👍👍
  6. Hi Maurice, Indeed, that's how the maps are designed by the publisher (FAA) to work. The maps you mentioned are free, publicly available and cover the US territory only. AFAIK, sectional charts of other countries are payware. Your best bet is to use topographical maps (1:50000), which can be found online for different countries. If you know which tile server they use, you can add them to LNM easily using the procedure described here: https://albar965.gitbooks.io/little-navmap-user-manual/content/en/MAPTHEMES.html As to greyed out areas, I still need to explore the capabilities of Marble to see whether it's possible to blend two or more map/texture layers. I've experimented with this before publishing the map themes but didn't find the result satisfactory. Hope it helps!
  7. Edit three by @albar965: Edit two by @albar965: Edit by @albar965: New Zealand map by @omcnoe Original post by Bina below: -------------------------------------------------- Captains, I don't know if you have been using them already, but I have made a bunch of new maps for LNM, which make some widely popular map and chart data accessible from LNM. I think you'll find them useful too. To install the maps, download and unzip the file, then copy and paste the folder data found inside it to the location where you have your copy of LNM installed. Say yes to overwrite, when asked. You'll find my maps in a drop-down list of available maps, below all other ones and marked Custom, as shown on the image below. Maps included: Google Maps (Default) Google Maps (Satellite) Google Maps (Terrain) U.S. VFR Sectionals U.S. IFR Enroute Low U.S. IFR Enroute High U.S. IFR Area Charts U.S. Terminal Area Charts (TAC) U.S. Helicopter Route Charts Disclaimer: All map data is provided free of charge and publicly accessible. Enjoy!
  8. Russell, I think what Alex suggests (and has programmed so far) works well, although what you think of as a problem actually is not. I guess LNM recognises any airport not included in default sim scenery files / folders as addon airports (Alex knows the best). In other words, I think what you see on the map and consider as not addon airport (e.g., such as AEC airports installed by Orbx Global Vector) in fact is an addon airport for LNM, or as Scott said above, any AEC "triggers a false positive". What you can do in this case is to first filter addon airports using the tip I described in my previous post, then select the filtered addon airports to make them visible (yellow circles on the map). Like I did for my Norway addon airports. I know, it's still a PITA, as clicking on any of them will deselect all, but as long as you keep the filter with wildcards in the scenery search box and/or until Alex comes up with a better solution (such as using RegEx in the scenery search box to filter out Orbx Global Vector airports), this might help.
  9. It's already there... This tip from LNM online manual may come in handy. Scroll a little bit down looking for the tip title "Search for Add-On Airports" and check the image below. In a nutshell, for example, I have all my addons installed in a single folder "FSX root folder/MyAddons". So, I just enter *MyAddons* (the title of my addons folder with asterisks) into the relevant LNM search box called Scenery Path and have all my addon airports listed similar to the one shown on the image.
  10. Before Alex replies, just my 2c... You can change the radius of range rings under Options -> Map -> Range ring radii for red range rings (nm) Hope this helps!
  11. Thank you, guys! That's very helpful indeed. I'll keep in touch if I have more questions, if you don't mind... :)
  12. Hello there, I'm not using X-Plane yet, so I cannot test it on my rig for the app that I'm working on now. But can you guys please explain: 1. Is there a default flight plans location in X-Plane (like a single folder for FSX flight plans in C:\Users\{username}\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files)? 2. I've read somewhere that X-Plane can store flight plans made with FMC in aircraft-specific folders. Is this true? If so, it means that the possibilities are endless depending on different aircraft equipped with FMC. In this case default location will be enough to know for now. Thank you!
  13. Indeed, I have a relatively old rig with Win7 64-bit and FSXA onboard but I didn't expect that aircraft development has advanced so much... It's not my intention to set up a discussion here comparing your work with the aircraft of other well-known developers out there but hey, 7-8 FPS just on the first launch at an empty Texan airport just to test the birdie (no 3rd party objects, traffic, real-time weather etc.) means just no way for the Beaver for me... Alas! :( Even the aircraft with complex systems and VC coupled with 3rd-party addon sceneries and real-time weather that I often fly in FSX are not as resource hungry as the Beaver... And given the age of my machine, my normal FPS indicator rarely drops below 28-29 FPS which is quite OK for me. My specs in case anyone is interested: ASUS Rampage II Gene -|- Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.0GHz -|- HP 23" LED Display -|- NVIDIA Geforce GTX285 @ 1.0Gb -|- Creative SB X-Fi Gamer -|- 8.0Gb OCZ DDR3 RAM -|- Western Digital WD10EADS 1.0Tb HDD @ 7,200rpm -|- Seagate Barracuda 2Tb xHDD @ 7,200rpm -|- Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate -|- FSX Acceleration -|- Saitek X52 Pro -|- TrackIR 5 Pro Anyone with the same problem? Any advice except "change your rig" (I know that anyway but am not ready to do this now)? Thanks!
  14. Bina

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    Yet another video explaining the start-up procedure from a real Russian pilot (Aviabars Flying School). I've added captions in English. Enjoy!
  15. Thank you, Alex! Not necessary anymore :) After some trial and error, it worked... finally! That's what I did, in case somebody has a similar issue: 1. Restarted my wifi-router and the "flying" computer. Took a note of a new IP from the Network and Sharing Center (Windows 7). 2. Launched FSX on "flying" computer. 3. Launched NavConnect on the same computer. Double checked that the IP I have and the one shown in NavConnect window is the same and one. 4. Launched LittleNavmap on the remote computer; then Main Menu -> Tools -> Flight Simulator Connection and selected options as described in the manual. 5. Inserted new IP address into Flight Simulator Connection of LN launched on the remote computer. That's it! Thanks again for your great assistance and LN, of course!!! Please keep it up!
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